Sport Science, Exercise and Health

Biomechanics and Motor Control, Learning and Development

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Our research programs are aimed at understanding the mechanical, anatomical and neuromechanical mechanisms and processes underlying human and animal movement.

We apply this knowledge in clinical (rehabilitation and gait assessment), sporting (technique and injury reduction), and occupational (ergonomics and kinanthropometry) settings.

Our staff have a broad and integrative research focus, covering clinical / occupational, sport, in-silico and basic muscle biomechanics and motor control.

Sports and exercise biomechanics may take the form of describing movement. However, its strength is the ability to establish an understanding of causal mechanisms for selected movements or rehabilitation regimes. Biomechanics research plays an integral role in enhancing performance while reducing injury risk and disease progression.

Clinical biomechanics involves research in the areas of gait, neuromuscular control, tissue mechanics, and movement evaluation during rehabilitation of pathological populations.

Occupational biomechanics typically involves research in the areas of ergonomics and human growth or morphology as they influence movement.

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